629 articles tagged "Palestinians"
 
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: Hamas threatens to start abducting Israelis and Jews overseas
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 24, 2007
The threat, issued Sat. April 21, is in response to Israel's refusal to bow to the terms for releasing the Israeli soldier Gilead Shalit and BBC correspondent Alan Johnston. Israeli security sources: Lacking networks outside the Gaza Strip and West Bank, Hamas is expected to employ the extensive Lebanese Hizballah covert infrastructure which branches out across the Middle East, Africa and Europe, for its threatened kidnap offensive abroad. In the next 24 hours, Palestinian spokesmen plan to release another false bulletin purporting progress in the negotiations for the release of Gilead Shalit. debkafile's sources stress that these bulletins are fabricated deliberately to deceive.

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Palestinian shoots and injures Jerusalem driver Sunday night as terror incidents spread<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 24, 2007
The gunman opened fire on the Israeli car at the north Jerusalem Hizmeh checkpoint and made off on foot. Two Qassam missiles were fired from the Gaza Strip Sunday, the day after a direct hit on their home left six Israelis injured in the southern Israeli town of Sderot. It was one of four fired that day.
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Undercover Israeli troops shoot dead three armed Palestinians in act of drive-by shooting near Jenin<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 22, 2007
Two belonged to Fatah-Al Aqsa Brigades, one Jihad Islami. They had joined forces for the attack outside the northern West Bank town.
In an earlier incident near Jenin Saturday, an IDF force killed a Palestinian rooftop sniper shooting at their patrol. Three bombs were hurled first. There were no Israel casualties in either incident.
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Israeli Air Force helicopter strikes vehicle in Jebalya in N. Gaza after three Qassam missiles injure 6 Israelis in Sderot Saturday night
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 22, 2007
A Palestinian Jihad Islami operative was killed. The three Palestinian missiles damaged a home in Sderot and injured its occupants. A fourth missile from Gaza Saturday night exploded near Netiv Ha'Asara to the north
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<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: Iran-backed Jihad Islami claims new homemade warhead and engine extends Qassam missile range to 18 km
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 21, 2007
The Palestinian Jihad Islami boasted Sunday, April 15, to have already tested a two-stage missile Al Quds-3 (Qassam) with new engine and warhead and attained a range of 18 km. The extremist group claimed to have amassed sufficient stocks in the Gaza Strip to fire dozens of missiles a day for a whole year against neighboring Israeli locations.
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Palestinian security forces break up a demo to protest kidnapping of BBC reporter Alan Johnston in Gaza<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 20, 2007
The protest by Palestinian journalists took place outside the Palestinian parliament in Gaza Tuesday, April 17. The BBC reporter has been missing for five weeks since Palestinian gunmen seized him. There has been no word on his fate except for an unverified claim by an al Qaeda-linked Palestinian group that he had been killed.
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Hamas mounts a new suicide terror offensive against Israeli cities from the West Bank. The first attack was planned for the Seder Feast in Tel Aviv
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 15, 2007
In a combined operation, the Shin Bet and IDF rounded up in the West Bank town of Qalqilya 19 members of a Hamas network which managed to send a truck loaded with 100 kilos of explosives into Greater Tel Aviv on Passover Eve.
For some unknown reason, the truck, which was to have kicked off the resumed Hamas suicide offensive, turned back and was accidentally detonated in the West Bank.
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BBC, Sky, CNN and Al Jazeera News channels issue joint appeal Thursday for release of BBC's Alan Johnston four weeks after his abduction by Palestinian gunmen in Gaza<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 14, 2007
The British journalist is held by the same Palestinian groups which kidnapped the Israeli soldier Gideon Shalit 10 months ago. No word has been received on the fate of either of the two men.
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Long-wanted Jenin Fatah-al Aqsa Jenin commander Zakaria Zubeidi injured in clash
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 9, 2007
The incident occurred when Israeli troops on counter-terror patrol encountered a group of Palestinians about to plant an explosive device in their path. Both began shooting.
In northern Gaza, a band of terrorists was attacked by an Israeli helicopter as they planted an explosive devoice on the Israeli border fence. The Palestinians report one death. Egypt criticized Israel for the attack. During the informal six-month ceasefire, the Palestinians have planted 40 of these devices.

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<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: Palestinian leaders use Gilead Shalit for a face-saving disinformation media campaign
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 8, 2007
Hamas has handed Egyptian mediators a list of Palestinian prisoners demanded in exchange for Gilead Shalit, who was seized on the Israeli side of the Gaza border by Palestinian gunmen ten months ago.
The Palestinian unity government leaders Mahmoud Abbas and Ismail Haniyeh need to save face after repeatedly falling down on public promises to secure the Israeli soldier's release and open the door to talks with Israel. So Abbas and Haniyeh have turned their loss of face against Israel.
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Hamas takes lead in Palestinian student's union of another West Bank University after Hebron<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 8, 2007
At the secular Bir Zeit university of Ramallah, Hamas gained 22 seats in student union elections, edging past Fatah's 21, leaving 6 places for the left-wing bloc and two for Jihad Islami.
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Mahmoud a-Zahar of Hamas, former Palestinian foreign minister, says even if Israel withdraws from 90% of "occupied territory", there will be no settlement<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 1, 2007
Islam provides the only solution to the conflict and until it is achieved, armed resistance will continue. Engagement with Israel is a means not an end. There can be no compromise on the refugee question. The PLO, the Hamas leader declared, has no authority to represent the Palestinian people.
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Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal declares: We have not abandoned "armed resistance" to Israel. "Our men in the field stand ready for a new uprising."<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 29, 2007
These words were spoken 24 hours before the Saudi peace plan was presented to the Arab League summit in Riyadh and Hamas PM Ismail Haniyeh takes his seat alongside Mahmoud Abbas at the head of the Palestinian delegation.

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<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: Palestinian kidnappers link BBC correspondent's case with abducted Israeli soldier to boost ransom
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 25, 2007
Ten days ago, BBC correspondent Alan Johnston was seized by armed men in Gaza (March 12), nine months after Hamas-led Palestinian raiders snatched Israeli corporal Gilead Shalit.
Our counter-terror sources disclose that Montaz Durmush, leader of the Army of Islam (Al Qaeda-Palestine), which is holding both hostages, is using the British journalist as a tool to drive up the price demanded of Israel for Shalit's freedom.
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Hamas military wing claims Palestinian sniper shooting from Gaza which injured an Israeli civilian at Karni crossing
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 24, 2007
Israeli soldiers and Palestinians exchanged fire after the attack and the border crossing was shut down. The injured man was an electricity company worker who was carrying out repairs on the fuel depot, which supplies the Palestinians population of the Gaza Strip.
debkafile adds: Regardless of the fuel shortages that now threaten the Palestinian populace, Hamas is determined to show the world that its "resistance" operations against Israel will continue under the new unity government.
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Israel farmers stop aerial crop-spraying near Gaza because of smuggled Palestinian anti-air missiles
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 20, 2007
The transport ministry in Jerusalem warned the farmers Sunday, March 18, that the Palestinians had recently smuggled shoulder-borne SA-7 anti-air missiles into the Gaza strip. They ordered an immediate halt to aerial crop-spraying near the territory following an Israeli army caution.

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Incoming Palestinian PM Haniyeh vows to uphold "all forms of resistance" to Israel as he presents new Hamas-Fatah government
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 19, 2007
Mahmoud Abbas urged an end of the world boycott against the Palestinian government although Middle East Quartet conditions are ignored in its platform.
The unity government he has launched with Hamas PM Ismail Haniyeh won a vote of confidence at the Palestinian legislative council Saturday, March 17. The US and European governments have already set up contacts. Norway was the first Western goernment to re-establish political and economic ties.
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<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> reports: The shooting attack in Gaza from which UN official John Ging escaped unharmed Friday was work of al Qaeda-Palestine<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 19, 2007
No one was injured. John Ging, director of the UN Relief and Works Agency in Gaza had just crossed the border from Israel when his convoy was blocked by some 50 armed gunmen. They failed to open the door of his armored car. As it escaped, they riddled the vehicle with fourteen bullets. debkafile's counter-terror sources report this was a failed attempt by Qaeda-Palestine to take the UN official hostage.
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New Palestinian government marks collapse of Israel's Middle East positions
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 18, 2007
The Hamas-Fatah government taking office Sunday, March 18, is more than a policy failure by prime minister Ehud Olmert and foreign minister Tzipi Livni; it is another milestone on the road to the collapse of Israel's Middle East positions at large, on a scale comparable to the setback to its deterrence from the mismanaged war against Hizballah last summer.
This fiasco is reflected in the horrified outcry across the board, from members of the Olmert government coalition and the opposition alike, as Israelis woke up Sunday, March 18, to face a hostile Palestinian government led by a terrorist organization, godfathered by Saudi Arabia, armed by Iran, and blessed by Western powers.
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Fatah-Hamas clashes in Gaza mar Palestinian unity government accord due for legislature's approval Saturday
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 17, 2007
debkafile notes: One putative "independent," the designated foreign minister Ziyad Amar, is a known Hamas adherent. Pro-American Salam Fayed is retained as finance minister as bait to draw US recognition and international assistance.
Israel has announced it will boycott all the new ministers, including the new Fatah office-holders.
The fragility of the deal was apparent on the day of its signing: Wednesday, March 14, internecine gunfights were sparked by the assassination of Hamas' Gaza commander Ala Haddad.
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